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Initialize History Dialog

Used to initialize design history for a DGN file. Design history is used to track the changes made to a model and can be used with 2D and 3D models.

You can access this dialog from the following:
  • Ribbon: Drawing > Utilities > Design History > Initialize
  • Status Bar: Design History > Initialize

Once design history has been initialized for a file, the Initialize menu item and the Initialize icon on the pop-up menu are no longer active.

Note: The INITIALIZE HISTORY key-in will report "Permission denied" in the following cases:
  • If the file already has a design history initialized.
  • If the create permission is disabled in the MS_DESIGN_HISTORY configuration variable.
Author Name of the person who is initializing design history for this DGN file and/or who is committing the first change.
File Name of the DGN file to which you are committing the change.
Text box Area in which you can type a description of the change you are committing.